from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A state of the west-central United States. It was admitted as the 38th state in 1876. First explored by the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries, the region was added to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and a cession by Mexico (1848). The Colorado Territory was organized in 1861. Denver is the capital and the largest city.
  • Río,A river of central Argentina rising in the Andes and flowing about 850 km (530 mi) southeast to the Atlantic Ocean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Southwestern U. S. Reddish; -- often used in proper names of rivers or creeks.
  • adjective Cant Medium in color and strength; -- said of cigars.

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  • proper noun A state of the United States of America. Capital and largest city: Denver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
  • noun a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
  • noun an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States


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After the Colorado River, and this from Spanish "colorado", coloured, red, reddish, because of the color of its water, some reddish-brown.


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    January 19, 2011